Redleaf, Wollombi Wedding Venue winner at 2018 Brides Choice Awards

Wedding Venue Winner from Wollombi

On Tuesday 10th April 2018 at the Novotel Newcastle Beach, ‘Redleaf’ was awarded ‘the #1 wedding venue in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley in the DIY category’ as part of The Brides Choice Awards. These awards are dedicated to recognising, supporting and rewarding wedding businesses that operate in Regional Areas of Australia, by celebrating and…

Sojourn to a Village and its Markets

Sojourn to a Village and its Markets

“Historical Wollombi village is just under two hours drive from Sydney, or a little longer if you take the scenic route on Tourist Drive 33. This postcard-perfect village with its 19th-century sandstone buildings, timber slab and corrugated iron roof cottages is not one to be missed. What better way to experience this village than when…

GNTP Autumn Menu, Wollomi, Hunter Valley

Autumn Menu April 2018

Our new Autumn menu is here and she has been proving very popular with visitors and locals alike. Here at GNTP we do our best to honour the produce of our little valley in simple, beautiful food. We strive to make use of fresh, local and organic ingredients where possible and change our menu to…

Wollombi Paddock Sessions Festival

Wollombi’s Paddock Sessions festival

“Multi-ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning artist Shane Nicholson will headline a bumper lineup for the 2018 edition of Wollombi’s Paddock Sessions festival. Now in its third year, the Paddock Sessions will be held at Taer Angwidd Farm on Saturday, April 28. Festival organisers Merryl Naughton and Peter Ross have brought together a stellar mix of alternative roots, rock, folk and…

Award winning Hunter Valley Produce

Hunter Valley Produce wins Bronze medal

“Cedar Creek business Hunter Valley Produce is celebrating after winning a bronze medal at the 2018 Australian Food Awards. The award are conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, with garlic the first section judged each year. Hunter Valley Produce earned the medal for its Cedar Creek Monaro Purple Garlic, and were one of just two NSW…

Under Milk Wood, Valley Artists Production, Wollombi

Under Milk Wood in Wollombi

“Wollombi-based theatre company Valley Artists is staging Under Milk Wood at Laguna Hall for seven 8pm performances between March 30 and April 7. The production has a cast of 15 actors who play up to seven characters each during the two hour-long halves. And that’s a challenge for the performers who have to make quick…

Watermelons for sale, Moore Farm Fresh produce, Wollombi

Watermelons for sale

“Melon mania has hit Newcastle in a fruitful bid to save food waste and get some tasty fruit into the bellies of locals. A sale of freshly-picked watermelons was held at The Edwards bar and cafe on Wednesday. Alan Parry, the “director of radness” at The Edwards, said the aim was to support local farmers and reduce food waste. The…

Love Letters Theatre Production, Wollombi

Bare Productions presents ‘Love Letters’

“A heart-warming romantic comedy is coming to two Hunter Valley venues, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bare Productions will present AR Gurney’s Love Letters at Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin on February 10 and 17, and Wollombi’s Harp of Erin Theatre on Valentine’s Day itself (February 14). The play is described as an evocative, heart-warming and touching story as…

Same sex marriage, Hunter Valley wedding reception

Among first to tie the knot

“As December loomed, Xavier Huitorel and Bastian Storch had “made peace” with the fact that same-sex marriage would not be legal in time for their dream wedding in the Hunter Valley. But there were tears as they learned they would be granted a waiver from the 30-day notification period, allowing them to legally tie the…

Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi 2017

Wollombi’s Sculpture in the Vineyards 2017 opens

“Wollombi’s annual celebration of art, wine and culture, Sculpture in the Vineyards opens this Saturday. Now in its 15th year, Sculpture in the Vineyards is one of Australia’s longest-running regional sculpture events. This year’s exhibition showcases more than 60 large-scale and site-specific sculptures through the vineyards, tree groves and gardens of Stonehurst Cedar Creek, Undercliff Winery and Noyce Brothers Wines and…

Valle Laguna, Luxury Wollombi accommodation

Couple create dream home on Laguna property

“For the past 10 years a couple from Sydney have been working tirelessly during many of their weekends to create their dream home and business on a 100-acre property called Valle Laguna, just outside of Wollombi. Kylie Gemmell and Trent Glass are now making the transition from city slickers to rural residents, slowly realising their…

Wollombi Music Festival, Hunter Valley

Wollombi festival moves

“THE Wollombi Music Festival will move to a slightly bigger venue “down near the millpond” this September to cater for the growing appeal of the boutique show piece. The past three editions of the eclectic festival, which straddles rock, folk, blues and roots, have sold out. Sydney indie-roots two-piece Lime Cordiale and Darwin soul diva…

Wollombi music Festival lineup, Lime Cordiale, Hunter Valley

Wollombi Music Festival lineup announced

“Five-piece outfit from Sydney’s Northern Beaches Lime Cordiale and soul/rhythm and blues songstress Caiti Baker will headline the Wollombi Music Festival later this year. Organisers announced the official lineup on Tuesday, ahead of the long-weekend festival from September 30 to October 1. The weekend is expected to offer a mixed bag of music, from gentle folk to…

Where Pigs Fly farm sanctuary Expansion Project

Where Pigs Fly Expansion Project

We have just launched a crowd-funding campaign on Chuffed to raise funds for our sanctuary expansion project, which will allow us to save more animals in desperate need. As one of WPF’s supporters, you already know what we do on a daily basis, about the animals we rescue and care for and our fierce commitment to…

WOLLOMBI MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, Hunter Valley

Wollombi Music Festival Lineup Announced

Wollombi Music Festival  returns for its 8th year with a stellar lineup of Australian talent sure to further enhance its reputation as one of the best boutique festivals in the land. From humble beginnings in 2010, Wollombi has grown each year and now finds itself at a beautiful and larger new site ‘Down by The…

Stonehurst Wines Wollombi, Rock n Blues Revival, Hunter Valley

Rock on at Stonehurst Wines

“Wine, a picnic and live music among the poplar groves. Sound tempting? Then bring your picnic blanket or chair to Stonehurst Wines, just outside Wollombi, for Rock ’n’ Blues Revival in the Grove on May 6. You can pack your own lunch, order a gourmet Ploughman’s Platter or grab a sausage sandwich, and beers and…